This was kind of expected. TotalBiscuit reported previously that there weren’t any PC review codes being sent out for Batman Arkham Knight and it turns out that he was very much right when he asked people not to preorder.
Month or so ago i could of got this game on PC - Deluxe edition with all the dlc for 28$ from g2a, but something made me think of what happened to the MKX port on PC. I held off. Glad i did.
Might be wrong..and would be glad if someone correct me But i think this is happening because they are using denuvo protection I hear that it make games very buggy on PCs.
I don't think people are really missing out anyways. Every time I watch a stream for this game on Twitch it's just people complaining about all the batmobile sections and how the game just isn't fun to play. I've got a feeling that in a month or two the general consensus on this game will be that it's terrible. Shame to see a franchise that started out so great go out with a disappointing whimper.
@crimzon i'm still very sad about this i wanted to play this game since the day i hear about it But they piss me off greatly with this crap i have the game now Run like crap...it even drop to 1fps WTF?!...i run Witcher 3 at 1080p with most setting on high and get 30-40fps Microstutter every where The graphics are not even that much better than arkham city ...those pics were complete bullshots and they updated the AMD gpu RAM from 2gb to 3gb This is unacceptable I'm soo mad right now For me if they don't fix this FAST...i will never support them again. and i hope to god that gamers treat them like Ubisoft or even worse
A stupid DRM system can mess up a game that badly? Holy crap.
Some said the game is the best looking to date. From the previews it barely looks better than GTA5 PC version.
I'll have to play it for myself. I know a lot of these kinds of things have been over-exaggerated in the past. Not saying it isn't true, but I don't completely take the word of other people. I've noticed that some of my fellow PC gamers tend to think any demanding game that doesn't run well on their mid or low end PC is somehow "badly optimized". We'll see if it's actually true this time. Disappointing if it is true.
And then they wonder why people pirate the game...
this is the sad reality of gaming nowadays, to patch them later. it is often worse on the pc compared to consoles when a game launches with major issues but console games are not immune to this either. things will settle down with updates but it's still frustrating to those who want to play it right away.
I'm afraid you might be right, Crimzon. The Batmobile has me very worried.
DRM is getting more vicious than ever before. I am skipping this game for sure. Maybe I'll buy it pre-owned on Xbox One or PS4 if I ever want to play it...
the game looks fine when i watch people paly, but the only thing about the batmobile i dont like, and i did not since the car was first revealed is it looks very arcade-ish int he way it handles especially in tank mode, its jsut gliding across the map like a ballerina.
Im so glad Steam recently implemented the refund option. Cause i used it today on this game.
Yeah. I saw this coming too. MKx was a crap port and arkham city has issues that were never fixed!
I usually do as well. Didn't this time. Now I have problems with just about everything. pop ins, and random polygons stretched everywhere and missing bodies. The works. all in the first scene in the diner. just snapped a photo: https://goo.gl/photos/u9qzq... ...and a video: https://goo.gl/photos/Auhob...
Just a complete crap PC port from Rocksteady
That's not a bug. Haven't you been paying attention? That's Pixie Pixelator, the new super villain that Rocksteady created for Arkham. Her character is exclusive to the PC version.
Still...28 bucks...just play it after it gets fixed weeks later...better than waiting for it to be fixed and pay 50-60 dollars.
can they get a refund ?
so after all PS4 is the superior version
I guess now we know why we didn't get PC reviews before launch... I expect to see a lot of refunds for this game.
chill out dudes, and wait for patches, worst case Steam gives you full refund
Its sold for a good price on Steam now and considering it will most likely be patched would mean great value plus future proof hardware.
can get it today for £15.99
I seen that. They got it for 30$ now. I rather hold off anyways. From the live streams i watched last night on ps4, it just didn't look that interesting. Graphics look great of course, but the game itself i got bored watching. Considering the PC version is a disaster for some people. I could imagine the price going even lower. This is sort of why i stopped pre ordering games in general from any company. No matter how great they are, it just seems like this generation is just showing they rush out the product too fast.
I can say It runs pretty awful. My Pc is no slouch either. such a shame
It is a shame. Many of us really love this hobby. And very little in this hobby is as disappointing as anticipating a game only to have the rug pulled out from under us when go time comes around there is a gamestopping bug - and nothing you can do about it. It is frustrating as hell.
Yeah Morgan this is an extreme case here. I finally got it stable enough to play but that all goes out the window when the Batmobile is in use which is a big problem since this game should have been called "Batmobile Arkham Nights". Anyway there is no reason this game should be chewing up high end rigs this way and looking this bad while doing it.
Do not try yet but im not expected Its going to be works after so many bad reviews.. Glad im still playing Witcher 3 btw great Pc version.
Works fine on PS4
I know it does but PC gamers deserve a playable version of the game. I mean some spend over 2000$ on their rigs so its only fair that they get a better experience. I only game on Console bur even I admit that.
Yeah I spent £1300 on my PC last November. If I have a rig that is above recommended spec for this game I should feel safe buying a game for it but I never do. Developers seem to think that because PC is an open platform, they can just fart out anything and watch the money come in. I'm glad I kept my consoles but I still won't be buying the game today. I wanted to get it on my PC.
I agree, but Game developers dont get anything out of that $2000, plus PC gamers usually get the games for like half off so developers are not making as much as they can.
*Big edit there. Had to edit mine accordingly.* Regardless, if someone spends their money on a game, they deserve to have it in working order. I think it is disgusting that people with a passion like I have are dealing with this show of disrespect. No one deserves that as a consumer, much less a fan.
Unfortunately you're right. The PS4 version is quite stable actually. Well, better for console users :)
my 970 and i7 4790K get frequent framedrops to 40s on lowest settings at 1280x720. AC Unity worked better than this.
Thank Gameworks for this.
If Rocksteady just wanted to make this console exclusive, I'd be fine with that. But instead they tricked PC consumers by lowering prices into grabbing one of the worst optimized games ever. Ubisoft treats the PC community as freaking criminals and they're not that bad.
That makes no sense seeing the game has *optional* gameworks setting that aren't the problem. The game itself is fucked up. Without those settings on and all settings on low it will still glitch out randomly. AC: Unity wasn't even this damn broken.
Thanks. That's the same GPU and CPU I have. You have saved me a bit of money today.
I think you have more to worry about if you are playing on the lowest setting with a 970, I also have a 970 with everything turned on even gamesworks at max settings and at 1080p and get 40 frames. unless you are a Frames per sec junkie.
I get that too. My point was that regardless of settings there is absolutely no way to get stable fps. Try 720. Try 640 x 480 if you want. You'll get the same thing. Because the problem isn't that the rig isn't powerful enough the code is just too shit.
Ive got a 970 and a 4770k CPU so similar to yours, I've set everthing to highest but had to turn off the Gameworks settings to get 1080p/60fps.
It's known that you only buy batman games once the GOTY edition comes out.
It is known... so far as I can tell, it's the only way to get the game with all the dlc. Did 'Origins' get one? I'm yet to play it, so I figure it'll tie me over until Arkham Knight gets the treatment... hopefully it ends up on xbox's list of backwards-compatible games.
Not sure if it did. All i know is, i got about 20% into Origins and couldnt progress cause a door wouldnt open. And the makers had already stated there'd be no more patches cause they were concetrating on making dlc for it. SO STAY AWAY!!
GOTY edition + steam sale is my thumb rule for buying any singleplayer PC games.. with the exception of Fallout 4: Pip-Boy edition, naturally.
You know it's gonna riddled with bugs, right? I'm getting it too, but I'm also getting Tomb Raider while I wait for Bethesda to patch it up.
Well.. I bought it for the Pipboy, not because I want to play it ASAP. If it's unplayable at launch I'm just gonna wait for the patch.
Um the game runs absolutely fine on max in 4k on my rig. It does lag a bit when I jump out the car sometimes and the opening lagged as well but I have had no problems other than that. did you guys update your drivers?
Dammit I knew I should have got it for playstation! but the cd keys deal was too enticing. I just hope they fix it soon
Depends what you want performance wise, at least this game on PC can run at 1080p/60. A few patches will sort out most of the bugs etc. I got the Game key + season pass for £25 so I can't complain too much. Better that waiting a year for the GOTY in a steam sale.
Half-assed PC port. Proof that the industry treats the PC platform like a red-headed step child.
Kinda ironic how PC fanboys call consoles players "peasants" yet theyre the ones being treated like actual peasants. Though it kinda makes sense for the reason that the big devs/publishers make most of their profits on consoles.
I see tons of people who think a company cutting corners with game development is a good thing. It's a shame Arkham on pc is shit, gives me more time to play witcher though.
Why am i not surprised?lol It's almost a common thing now with PC games in general.It's even worse when you think back and what happened with Arkham Origins,they just moved on to the DLC and left people with issues behind.
Before disagreeing Google.Although you might be a WB employee so you'd already know XD.
Runs flawlessly on my PS4. Why can't devs get it right on all systems? There seems to always be at least one system that gets shafted with every release these days. It's unacceptable. No other industry would be allowed to release so many broken products.
ah damn it i forgot about this i could i picked it up this midnight whatever ill grab it tomorrow.
Looks like my spider sense tingling paid off once again
Another crappy port, doesn't really surprise me. Not really so excited of this game anyway because it basically is just more of the same fighting and I haven't even finished origins because it was too much of the same.
Well, it's running great on my rig. Everything on high. All the Gameworks bells and whistles turned on. Stable framerate. Sorry for those people having issues.
People still play on pc? That's so 10 years ago.
1080p at 30fps is so ten years ago.
Rocksteady shitting on the PC again. I knew things wouldn't change after arkham city. Of course they'll blame gpu companies, and of course they'll point a finger back. It's rocksteady, folks. They proved after arkham origins that they have no idea how to create a proper pc game, but others do.
Considering most people on PC got the game for sub £25 from retailers that are 100% sketchy, do you really blame devs for doing this stuff?
thats a crappy excuse and doesn't even make sense, why tank your reputation because third parties are selling your game cheap?
Yes? Gotta be the worse rationalisation I've ever seen for releasing a broken product. So because some people didn't pay the full £35 price tag on Steam everyone should expect this sort of treatment? Get out with that way of thinking. Also £25 is pretty standard for a new PC release these days if you shop around, but I'm guessing you class any key sellers as "100% sketchy" which is pretty laughable in itself. Paying for a product is paying for a product, doesn't matter if it was £40 or £4, people have the right to expect it to work and in an acceptable fashion.
I only paid $35 for the game with the season pass... so while I'm pissed... I'm not THAT pissed.... but my level of piss-tivitiy is HIGH. The gall they had of trying to lock the game at 30fps like we wouldn't find a work around... but only having normal textures and missing high and ultra was a slap in the face along with the bugs.... I'm running the game maxed (if that's really maxed) 50 to 60fps at 1080p. Yet my GPU is only 40 to 60% used and CPU is like 45%... there's a problem. I don't think I'm going to continue playing another minute of gameplay until there's a patch.